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Table 5 Possible fracture combinations of the specific entity of proximal femoral fracture

From: Surgical treatment of ipsilateral multi-level femoral fractures

  Screw DHS AN RN LP CN
Proximal fracture       
  Medial FNF undisplaced + +    
  Medial FNF displaced (+) +    
  Lateral FNF +    
  Stable trochanteric fracture +     (+)
  Unstable trochanteric fracture     +
  Subtrochanteric fracture     +
Distal fracture       
  Shaft fracture three fifth    + (+) (+) +
  Shaft fracture four fifth    + + +
  Distal fracture without joint involvement    + +
  Distal fracture with joint involvement    + +
  1. Screw screw fixation, DHS dynamic hip screw, AN conventional anterograde nail, RN retrograde nail, LP locking plate, CN cephalomedullary nail, FNF femoral neck fracture, + good indication, (+) limited indication, not indicated.